Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Irish Ale
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Originally brewed for Beechworths annual Celtic festival, the Celtic Red Ale is now a Bridge Road staple.

The Celtic festival is held in november each year and aside from the music, having a few ales is a big part of it.

The Celtic Red Ale is classed as an Irish Red Ale in beer speak. It presents a wonderful deep red hue and a creamy off white head. The Red Ale has a big malty body owing to the use of caramalised malts and roast barley. The flavour is slightly roasted with smooth notes of chocolate, toffee or Jaffa, bringing back childhood memories of the occasional Jaffa that was actually consumed and not just thrown at the back of someones head. The malts are back up with the use of noble hops to provide a good lick of bitterness. At 5.3% this one is sure to make you merry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Gives impression of a brown ale. Certainly that colour. Very nutty. A bit light. 339ml. 5.3%. 1.4 std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1334) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy deep red brown with stupidly large head that resulted in a very tedious pour. Nice aroma with hops, yeast, smokey notes. Light body, very well carbonated, perhaps a little too carbonated. Nice toasty malt flavour with enough balance provided by some earthy yeasty notes initially and a little hop bitterness towards the finish. Not my favorite style but the additional balancing flavours make this interesting and redeemed the beer from the annoying frothy mess it started out as.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Slightly smokey flavour to this one, which is a good backup to the malt. Almost no hops, which is a shame, but I suppose thats what the style demands. Not my favourite, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3485) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle cheers to the boob at good food & wine fest. Pretty straight forward beer. Massive malt bomb - burnt brown sugar, very nutty, huge toffee biscuit. Nothing wild just a solid drinker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (832) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from Cellar Door (October 2013). Deep red/brown, massive billowing head, 3 pours to empty bottle, sweet toffee apple, some yeast, herbal hops, quite dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (322) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
There is a strange Grey-Brown hue and a very fizzy head. The aroma is almost Cola like and the taste sweet at first with a very sour finish, which is the only thing I really like about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
330 mil bottle from BWS Lilydale Malty aroma deep amber in colour no real head very malty taste good red ale PS I had another bottle of this about 3 months ago I think it was old it was undrinkable so look out for fresh stuff

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2013
on draught at Taps - Kuala Lumpur. labeled Celtic Red Ale at 5.8%. pours a dense dark amber with ladting off-white head. strong chemical aroms? medium body, moderate mouthfeel, slightly chewy character. malty flavor balance. slightly sweet flavor balance. distracting flavor component. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (784) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a clear dark brick red with a cream coloured head that collapses fairly quickly. Aromas of flowers, malt, grass and apple. Taste has some dark caramel and toast up front before a mild bitter note comes through, washing out to some raisin, apple and a touch of lemon at the back end. Fruity, slightly sweet finish. Maybe not as dry as the BJCP would prefer, but pretty good all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
Have they tweaked this? I tried it a year ago and thought it was pretty dull. Had a bottle the other night though with some indian food and maybe it was the food but man- this beer was alive! really robust, rich and dry.

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